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Moocs? They’re a cracking good idea

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Anant Agarwal, president of edX, tells Chris Parr about online learning, money - and his egg-selling entrepreneurial past
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Study of UK Online Learning - HEFCE

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You can access the PDF of this document via this link. An interesting read.

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Why online courses can never totally replace the campus experience

Why online courses can never totally replace the campus experience | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
Moocs (massive open online courses) may have many merits, says Patrick McGhee, and some may soon even be accredited – but they can never replace real shared experiences
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Futurelearn: Free online learning and courses through MOOCs

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Futurelearn will bring together a range of free, open, online courses (MOOCs) from leading UK universities
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My MOOC | Vice-Chancellor’s blog | University of Salford - A Greater Manchester University

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Coursera begins to make money | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera begins to make money | Inside Higher Ed | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it

The Silicon Valley-based company brought in $220,000 in the first quarter after it started charging for verified completion certificates, its co-founders said. The company also receives revenue from an Amazon.com affiliates program if users buy books suggested by professors.

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Online courses can make a modest profit, if folks care to complete them and pay for the certificate. 

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Three generations of distance education pedagogy | Anderson | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

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Three generations of distance education pedagogy...

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Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network

Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it

“Personal Learning Networks are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to:

 

1) set their own learning goals

2) manage their learning; managing both content and process

3) communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals

 

Here are some ways that educators are using their PLNs:

 

- Professional development – learn from content-area specialists
- Locate resources for your classroom, such as free websites and software
- Get lesson plan ideas from master teachers
- Learn about new technology and how to integrate it into your teaching
- Find collaborative solutions
- Find interesting links to education news

 

How should you start your personal learning network? What are other teachers doing to learn from one another? Why isn't there a simple and easy-to-implement guide to building your very own PLN? Now there is ...


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72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don’t Think Their Students Deserve Credit | TechCrunch

72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don’t Think Their Students Deserve Credit | TechCrunch | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
This is not a good sign for online education: 72 percent of professors who have taught Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) don't believe that students should get official college credit, even if they did well in the class.

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nnebuogo nwauko's comment, March 27, 2013 8:03 AM
professors in UNN are good with teaching online.try this http://www.unn.edu.ng
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Blended Learning on the Rise, Report Says - Digital Education - Education Week

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Katie Ash is a writer and Web producer for Education Week Digital Directions. Michelle Davis is a senior writer for Education Week Digital Directions. Ian Quillen is a staff writer for Education Week Digital Directions.

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MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them? | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them? | Inside Higher Ed | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it

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Sloan Consortium Int'l Conference on Online Learning - Orlando, FL - Nov. 20-22, 2013

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Distance Learning Community — University of Leicester

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This webpage has a comprehensive list of links to some international distance learning organisations. Very useful!

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Moocs: another weapon in the outreach armoury

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Edinburgh’s principal tells conference that universities can target disadvantaged schoolchildren via the online courses
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Students stuck in remote parts? There's an app for that

Students stuck in remote parts? There's an app for that | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
Distance learning programmes are handing out iPads to help students stay on course
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Should 'real' students do an online course on the side?

Should 'real' students do an online course on the side? | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
What can you get from a mooc – that's a massive open online course – other than a chance to attend lectures in your pyjamas?
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Top UK universities launch free online courses

Top UK universities launch free online courses | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
Elite institutions will team up with the Open University to offer free internet courses through FutureLearn, a new company that will rival US programmes Coursera and edX
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Authenic Learning Experiences: Going Beyond the Face-to-face Class

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 Authenic Learning Experiences: Going Beyond the Face-to-face Class

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Authenic Learning Experiences: Going Beyond the Face-to-face & Fully Online Classroom The presenter will share some of her experiences in going beyond...


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The World of Massive Open Online Courses

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The Real Winners of the Coming Revolution in Higher Education - Forbes

The Real Winners of the Coming Revolution in Higher Education - Forbes | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
This article is by Bruce Guile, president and co-founder of Course Gateway, an online education consultancy, and David Teece, executive director of the Institute of Business Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of...

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Stephen Downes: Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Today I want to take you through a bit of a historical journey. We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today.


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sofipapadi's curator insight, March 9, 2013 2:52 AM

What's interesting is these websites became places not only where you shared data, they became places where you manipulated data and created new data. Websites actually became like little programs, like little applications. There was a slogan, "the Web as platform." That phenomenon is still very much at work today. Every website you go to almost is a platform of some sort. Different platforms, different ways of doing things, but what they are all doing is integrating data. All of them, except old websites that were created in 1995 and nobody's done anything with them since.

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Don Olcott: New Pathways to Learning – OER and Non-formal Education

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The growth of non-formal education is expanding teaching and learning pathways for the delivery of global education. This growth, in concert with the expanded use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), is creating a potential synergy between non-formal education and OERs to strengthen the continuum of education and training for people who live in underserved and economically disadvantaged regions of the world. The author’s central theme is that OERs provide a valuable educational resource for use in non-formal education that needs to be expanded, researched and refined. OERs are not formal or non-formal resources. Rather, it is how OERs are used in formal and non-formal education settings that define their context and application for teaching and learning.


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OERs provide a valuable educational resource for use in non-formal education that needs to be expanded, researched and refined. Rather, it is how OERs are used in formal and non-formal education settings that define their context and application for teaching and learning.

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I like the idea of enrichment and opportunity for all. This sounds like it will benefit everyone. We can all learn from one another. Some people who live in underserved and economically disadvangaged regions of the world have a lot to teach us about inner strength and perseverance. Also... think of the cultural awareness this will bring.

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Create a Classroom or School Google+ Community

Create a Classroom or School Google+ Community | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
Google+ Community A Google+ community is a forum where people with common interests come together to interact on the Web. This would be an ideal tool for schools who use Google Apps in Education.

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vananh.com's comment, April 20, 2013 7:36 AM
Oh, when did you start to use this in your school? Paul ?
carfrasa's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:28 AM

Alcuni spunti per usare Google+ nell'insegnamento

Lily Bolig's comment, April 23, 2013 1:46 AM
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I'm definitely interested!
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Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not

Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not | Online and distance learning | Scoop.it
Nothing moves fast in higher ed, except for MOOCs.A year ago very few people had heard of the acronym for Massive Open Online Course. Now stories about the courses attracting tens of thousands of
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Some interesting thoughts on MOOCs. You may need to log in to LinkedIn to access this item.

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